Overview of the JDBC Driver
The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver is a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 3.0 compliant driver that provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 databases. The JDBC driver can access many of the new features of SQL Server 2005, including database mirroring; the xml, user-defined, and large-value data types; and it supports the new snapshot isolation cursor type. In addition, the JDBC driver also supports the use of integrated authentication with both SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005.
The topics in this section provide a general overview of the JDBC driver, including the system requirements needed to use it, how it can be used, and where you can go for more information.
In This Section
Describes the features that have been added to the current release of the JDBC driver.
Describes the system requirements needed to use the JDBC driver.
Describes how to configure your environment to use the JDBC driver and how to make a simple connection to a SQL Server database.
Describes how to use the JDBC driver within a J2EE environment.
Describes how to deploy the JDBC driver on Windows and Unix operating systems.
Describes where to find additional resources about the JDBC driver, including links to external resources.